The Biden administration will ban reporters from touring juvenile detention amenities now accommodating unaccompanied minors who got here throughout the United States-Mexico border searching for asylum.
“Reporters will not be allowed inside the Carrizo Springs facility for unaccompanied minors that was recently opened under the Biden administration in Texas, a Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) spokesperson” stated in response to the Daily Caller’s request to tour the facility.
“The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is not hosting media tours of unaccompanied children (UC) facilities currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the spokesperson informed the media outlet.
“If media tours resume, we will send a media advisory,” the spokesperson added.
Under President Trump, these amenities had been usually portrayed as “cages” that imprisoned youngsters. Very usually, nevertheless, footage utilized by the mainstream media usually dated to the Obama administration.
During a Monday briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandra Mayorkas stated he would “look into” the ABC News reporter’s claims and that the Biden administration was “open” to having media report on the amenities.
“I’m happy to take a look at that, I owe it to my people to understand the situation and the reasons why access was denied,” Mayorkas stated. “Let me share with you what I communicate to the workforce and we’ll leave it at that because it’s in the service of openness and transparency. Don’t shrink from criticism, just work very hard not to deserve it.”
After Joe Biden loosened restrictions on the United States-Mexico border, a flood of asylum seekers responded by coming in droves, hoping to make the most of the Democrat Party’s extra lenient immigration insurance policies.
The Washington Post reported that the previous Trump “cage” amenities are being “reactivated” to carry as much as 700 youngsters ages 13 to 17.”
According to Axios, the quantity will proceed to skyrocket.
Homeland Security Mayorkas maintained that the present migrant scenario just isn’t a disaster despite the fact that the administration might not have sufficient beds. He likened the scenario to a “challenge” as an alternative.
“We are challenged at the border,” Mayorkas stated within the briefing Monday. “It is a stressful challenge.”